Tomorrow will see the new look of Royal Lancaster London unveiled, following an £80m renovation programme.
The hotel, overlooking Hyde Park in the capital, has been transformed both internally and externally, with a new entrance, new frontage and its 411 bedrooms all being given a new style.
The concept and design was created by London-based Studio Proof.
The entire frontage of the hotel has been remodelled and the exterior architecture now features a 8-metre high glazed façade revealing a double-height reception space.
The showpiece of the lobby is a staircase made of 300 square meters of white Carrara marble which wraps around to the first floor.
A new Hyde Lobby Bar has also been introduced, which will serve Champagne, cocktails, coffee and a light menu throughout the day.
The redesign of the 18-storey hotel encompasses the refurbishment of all 411 guestrooms and suites.
All of the guest rooms have Handy phones, hidden international plug sockets, bath robes, slippers, The White Company toiletries, waterfall showers and under floor heating in the bathrooms.
The first stage of the refurbishment started in 2015 with the redesign of Nipa Thai, the hotel’s restaurant. The grand opening is now taking place as the majority of the hotel is completely renovated.
Royal Lancaster London will be finalised in May 2018 following a soft re-design of The Lounge Bar and The Park Room on the first floor.
General manager Sally Beck said: “The hotel has had a rich and celebrated past, having opened as one of the most chic hotels in London in 1967. 50 years later, Royal Lancaster London will reopen in 2017 to once again be one of the most stylish hotels in the capital. Our Thai owner, Khun Jatuporn Sihanatkathakul has been directly involved in the new design which exudes mid-century glamour and understated elegance synonymous with London. We are looking forward to the next 50 years.”